CLEVELAND -- Former Congressman Louis Stokes retired from his House seat 14 years ago to devote time to practicing law.

Now the iconic Cleveland political figure announces he's retiring again, this time from being an attorney to focus his time and energy on writing a book.

He will leave his post at Squire Sanders at the end of this year.

Stokes, 87, is writing about his life in Cleveland and his 30 years as a Congressman.

He's continued to be active in many public roles. He was involved with helping pass Issue 107, the Cleveland Schools levy.

He will continue teaching courses at Case Western Reserve University.